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Prenatal testing for abortion purposes?

Prenatal testing for abortion purposes?

Minority of cases: Performing tests may find potential problems which might benefit from interventions or early delivery. Pregnancies requiring or benefitting from cesarian delivery i.e. Placenta previa or breech presntations. Can begin planning for chidren with special needs & identify support groups and resources. Some parents to be can not face the future with child with major deformities requiring fulltime care. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


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Fertility 10 days after ovulation to early to test negative pregnancy test.

Fertility 10 days after ovulation to early to test negative pregnancy test.

Pregnancy Testing: Yes. Of course. Especially if you have not missed a period yet. ...Read more

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Should everyone have genetic testing before pregnancy?

Should everyone have  genetic testing before pregnancy?

Consultation first: Every couple can learn something from meeting with a clinical geneticist. They evaluate both family trees & can identify genetic issues you may be at risk for. With this information they can focus on which if any conditions to look for. There are in excess of 200 gene related defects they can identify, but there is no test that will identify all & many are studied only in a couple labs in the US. ...Read more

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Woud early pregnancy cause an ovulation predictor test to give a false positive?

Woud early pregnancy cause an ovulation predictor test to give a false positive?

Yes: One subunit of pregnancy hormone HCG is structurally identical to the hormone that is measured in the ovulation prediction kits (luteinizing hormone) and most home tests don't differentiate between the 2 hormones, so yes, pregnancy can give a false + for ovulation. ...Read more

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What antibody screen for early pregnancy?

What antibody screen for early pregnancy?

EARLY PREGNANCY: We check for blood type and rh incompatibility. Please ask your OB for further testing. ...Read more

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Can an ovulation test detect pregnancy before a pregnancy test?

Can an ovulation test detect pregnancy before a pregnancy test?

No: It's a different test. An ovulation test screens for leutenizing hormone (lh) not hcg. It simply checks for the hormone that allows ovulation. ...Read more

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Does noninvasive prenatal testing(cfDNA )capture baby's genetic defects?Is amniocentesis better for more accurate results? Im 31&12 weeks pregnant.

Does noninvasive prenatal testing(cfDNA )capture baby's genetic defects?Is amniocentesis better for more accurate results? Im 31&12 weeks pregnant.

Some and yes: The cf-DNA can detect many genetic anomalies but it is not 100% and when positive is usually confirmed by an amniocentesis for a full karyotype. The amniocentesis is the gold standard for detecting genetic anomalies . Sampling of the placental tissue _ ie: chorionic villus sampling would be comparable to an amniocentesis and can be performed earlier in the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Symptoms for early tubal pregnancy?

Symptoms for early tubal pregnancy?

Ectopic: Pain, bleeding, abnormal progesterpone and HCG levels are signs and symptoms. See your doc. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism and positive pregnancy tests?

Hyperthyroidism and positive pregnancy tests?

See your doctor: Thyroid medication often requires dose adjustments in the first part of pregnancy. You should continue on your regular medication for now, but call and make an appointment to be seen soon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get gestational diabetes after testing negative early in pregnancy?

Is it possible to get gestational diabetes after testing negative early in pregnancy?

Yes: Gestational diabetes can occur anytime during pregnancy. If you have symptoms/signs of diabetes, you should get tested again (just blood tests) despite the fact that you'd tested negative earlier on in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Pcr blood test for hsv1 & hsv2 both negative 7 weeks post exposure. Is this a reliable test vs igg antibody testing?

Pcr blood test for hsv1 & hsv2 both negative 7 weeks post exposure. Is this a reliable test vs igg antibody testing?

HSV testing: Both are good. A PCR blood test looks for circulating viral DNA. The IgG look for the development of an antibody against the virus. If these are not present 7 weeks after exposure then the most likely conclusion is that you did not acquire it. ...Read more

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Can women with cerclage get false positive fetal fibronectin test? If yes, why?

Can women with cerclage get false positive fetal fibronectin test? If yes, why?

False positive: False-positive results can occur if a woman has recently had : 1) A pelvic exam. To reduce the risk of a false-positive result, it is important that a fetal fibronectin test be done before a manual pelvic exam. 2) Sexual intercourse. 3) Uterine contractions. 4) Bleeding from the vagina. Discuss this with your OB if you have questions ...Read more

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Hcg levels possible miscarriage 18,32,62 hCG levels progesterone 49,16,23 have had heavy bleeding with clots is this a miscarriage?

Hcg levels possible miscarriage
18,32,62 hCG levels progesterone 49,16,23 have had heavy bleeding with clots is this a miscarriage?

Looks like you are: Miscarrying. Unfortunately I have no idea how many weeks you are, and I also don't know if there was ever an ultrasound done to confirm an intrauterine embryo, and whether or not fetal heart tones were detected. I see you posted this question many hours ago, so I suspect you have sought emergency care already. If you haven't, please do. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more